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How to achieve your new year resolution: learn a foreign language

So you’ve decided your New Year resolution in 2011 is to learn a new language. You’re not alone. So what do you do next? There are myriad options available for intending language learners, and we’ll outline a few here. I know first and foremost you’re interested in knowing the...

Thought of the day

Language and culture are inseparable. It is impossible to truly understand a culture if you cannot understand their language. Conversely, the best way to understand a culture is to viagra vendita learn the language spoken by members generic cialis of that culture. Posted via email from Euroasia viagra cheap...

NZ International Film Festival – July 2010 – French films

Many of you will know that the International Film Festival is on right now. Euroasia is a long-standing supporter of international films in NZ, and every year we encourage all the students at Euroasia Language Academy to go watch these films. Here’s a list of some of the French...

The most spoken languages in the world

This would have been a Top 10 list, except Number 11 is Japanese and Number 12 German, both very important languages, so I’ll make this the TOP 12 list of the most spoken languages in the world, as at 2009. Source is Ethnologue, a widely cited viagra from canada...

Which is the most popular language at Euroasia?

Spanish. We consistently have more students for Spanish than for the other languages. Although in the past we used to have credit scores more learners of French and German, we have found that more New Zealanders are now interested in Spanish. Why is this? It could be because Latin...

Are some languages harder than others?

From the point of view of children learning their first language, no! Children around the world acquire language at pretty much the same rate. But as adults learning a second language, we are likely to find languages which are more closely related to our own easier than others. For...

Which language should I learn?

Many people will have a particular reason for learning a certain language. If you just have a desire to experience foreign language learning, it doesn’t really matter which one you choose. Which country or culture interests you? For example, at Euroasia, one of the languages we offer is Italian....

I don’t understand grammar; we were never taught it at school?

Few of us were.  But do you know the best way to learn English grammar?  By studying the grammar of a foreign language!  You kill two birds with one stone.  At Euroasia, we try to keep the grammar as straightforward as possible, and we avoid using difficult terms.  Some...

How long will it take me to learn a language?

Two points here: 1.  What do you mean by “learn a language”?  To get by in everyday situations, to speak it like a native, or to reach one of many different stages in between?   There’s a huge range of possible levels of competence, and a huge range in the...